My dA story[Wow, it's been ages since I wrote a journal, so I thought this little bandwagon would be the perfect opportunity to do that.]My dA story8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I joined dA in 2006. I was 16, a sophomore in high school.
A friend of mine suggested it offhand, and I had been posting my first ventures into digital art on forums for a private server of Ragnorok Online, so I thought to myself "why not! Let's see what this is all about."
I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but the moment I first started posting, I could feel something change. Having people interested in your art and stories was so motivating; it was unlike anything I had ever had in person with family or friends. Up until I joined, I'd never really taken my art seriously.
I was on here for a year before I started concepting SalaDays, a slapstick story about supernatural teens in school. A lot of people showed interest, so I started up a webcomic (and even opened up
CT's Original Character Development - HANAHere's Hana's slightly lengthy development thing! Well, it's got pictures so it's actually not that long but anywho, you guys wanted Hana's development from her conception to now and I hope you enjoy it!CT's Original Character Development - HANA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
namahamuro-su on pixiv
•Stumbled upon the above picture on tumblr. I first imagined a highschool bully for Abbey for TΛB. The idea for Hana to be Abbey's older sister came some time afterwards when brainstorming Hana's backstory.
•Stumbled upon this picture as well. Primarly saved the image as clothing refs for Michiko Toyoda. I always commented on how Cara (who's name I didn't even know at the time) looked like an ideal daughter for Michiko.
•So the base idea for Hana was set. She would be the daughter of someone with Michiko's likeness and instead of being
Ruffle [ end ]Thank you all for participating!! ^v^//Ruffle [ end ]1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I had to generate a second number because the first one didn't comment ;v;
The winner is....
Congrats :icontsukimiin:!! <33 I'll try to get it done soon >v<
whao adsfgds 4k watchers :iconblushu2plz:
thank you so much! <33
going to do a little raffle but I'll be turning the character into a yandere/psycho ;D
It'll be a waist/thigh up >v<//
To participate, please follow the steps:
- You must be a watcher
- Post a picture of the character you want me to draw
- Favourite the journal
I'll let the rng gods decide with the number (ends Feb 25) \ o /
hope you have a nice day!
1000 WATCHERS RAFFLE YAYYYYY (+ Life Updates) THE RAFFLE IS OVER.1000 WATCHERS RAFFLE YAYYYYY (+ Life Updates)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
RAFFLE UPDATE: I'm extending the raffle until Friday morning (morning in Europe) because I don't have my life under control and didn't manage to post a reminder yesterday.
Also, if the raffle reaches 100 entries, the points prizes get raised to 400 and the headshots become halfbodies! But only then, okay? So get faving, everyone.
If you haven't entered because you don't need any art for yourself at the moment, how about a gift for your friend?
First of all - on Monday, I handed my bachelor's thesis in. I wanted to show you a photo of me proudly clutching the three printed copies, and I even did my hair and put make-up on just for that, but despite this effort, I look too dead in it, so no. : D
I am slowly regaining the ability to have emotions other than stress and fatigue. That last week really messed wit
12 month PM winner result!!**i realized that the PM thing ends early when i searched up the time zone and stuff so i got a little nervous about the sale, so I'm just going to close it early. Just to be safe. :iconehesmileplz: Thanks to everyone who participated, I'll assure you all that I read them all, but I just can't reply to like all 80 comments :iconpapmingplz:12 month PM winner result!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO! THE WINNER OF THIS RAFFLE IS ....
In all honesty, as soon as I put down your name on number 19 on my list, I told myself i'd laugh if they get it cus my lucky numbers are 9 and 19 :iconmingplz: and im still really shocked at the results. :iconigotacintiqplz: well anyways
I hope to hold another one of these next year during the next sale! :iconw0nkplz:
Again, congratulations to pandumpling !!
Amaranthine Story needs your help + pointsWe're gonna be Creative directors | Concept artists for the game Amaranthine Story by David Daniels. These days you were able to see some of the concepts which I uploaded in my gallery (also below). Well...we and the whole team would love to make this game and the project a reality, so we would need your help in making this game possible.Amaranthine Story needs your help + points8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Game director David Daniels launched first INDIEGOGO campaign. At the moment we would need some funding, so that game development will move on and we'll be able to show you bigger progress. More about the game you can read here. Some concept arts and video about the game (Matthias' Story) you can check below. More on Indiegogo.
About the game & Synopsis
Amaranthine Story is the Debut game of Lion Dog Studios. Fr
Legend Of Zelda Plz The Ultimate Zelda Plz Account ListLegend Of Zelda Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pride Month: What is Gender?I'm gonna talk about some LGBTQA+ stuff because it's Pride Month and this stuff is important to me! Today's topic is gender, but I'll probably do one about sexuality later.Pride Month: What is Gender?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start, I just want to say that I’m basically writing this as a way to a) Spread Awareness of Pride Month, b) Get people to think about what it means to be a queer person in this time and most importantly c) OFFER SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT!
As an important note- this journal is pretty much about information and support, not debating. I’m not doing “SJW” stuff and I’d appreciate if you didn’t post negative/inflammatory things here. Thanks!
▪Well, first off- what is LGBTQA+?
This acronym has changed a little over the years, but my research tells me (and please correct me if I am wrong or outdated!) that the letters stand f
Enter-Contests-Contest! (closed) Our 10th Participate-in-Contests-ContestEnter-Contests-Contest! (closed)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Ever wanted to be rewarded for participating in contests?
Now its your turn!
What do you have to do?
This Contest is about entering as much as possible Contests
Create entries for them and you can also enter this contest.
The more the better! Make them happy with your work
We've got over 200 Contests in our Galleries - I bet there's something for you too
Our gallery: http://contest-office.deviantart.com/gallery/
Other groups' contests: http://contest-office.deviantart.com/favourites/
And please take a look at the featured contests down below
Link me to your entries in the comments
Rules - read carefully
- Fav this journal :3
- Link the original Contest in your Entry (cause I have to check the contests)
- Link our Group('s Contest) in your Entry (so I know its made for this Contest too)
- The Contest-Entry ha
Bribed to come back [+100 points watcher giveaway]For a while it felt like I was going to end up quitting drawing and not come back to DA but my friend might have had some influence in encouraging me to think again. I announced I would be going on a hiatus 4 months ago and I only recently started drawing. I struggled and found it boring and hopeless until yesterday I decided to doodle something I wouldn't usually do.Bribed to come back [+100 points watcher giveaway]1 month ago in Personal More Like This
If you have't seen my first upload of 2015! They are from left to right: Haku from Spirited away, Toothless from How to train your dragon and Spyro the dragon from an old game I used to play as a kid! Toothless is so adorable with his gummy smile XD
Get your perfectionism and flush it down the toilet while it's fresh~
I was bribed to come back
As the title says, I was bribed to come back.
Overcoming Creative BlockI think every artist has creative block from time to time. A friend of mine did recently, so I typed up my own remedy for it. And I liked how it turned out, so I think I'll post it here too. This is my advice on how to get past creative block - whether it's art block, writer's block, etc.Overcoming Creative Block1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you do -
Go find a book or comic book you haven't read. Read it. If you haven't read the Bone series by Jeff Smith, or the Bakuman series (it's a manga), then go find those, and read them. Read the Inkheart trilogy. Read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Read Endymion Spring. Find a story and lose yourself in it.
Watch animated videos and movies you haven't seen. Here's a playlist of animated videos I liked. Pick a few and watch them, and really think about the artwork being created there. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLkDDYT9uliZfNKCIelqyVcQO_p_e0O7Jn&feature=mh_lolz
Go search for a web
CONTEST RESULTS!Sorry for the long wait, guise! But finally, I have the winners for my contest!CONTEST RESULTS!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Placing as 5th place, winning an honorable mention, would be hann-nya! Congratulations!
I absolutely love, especially, the sweater that you designed. I think that it is so absolutely adorable, and I seriously have a thing for sweaters. I had my cousin help me judge, and she really liked yours, which was tied with 2 others.
Placing 4th place, winning an honorable mention, would be ennueye! Congratulations!
Again, i really loved how you drew the sweater. I think that's what wooed me in the first place. Your piece was tied with 3 others but yours, out of the 4, had the most original design. The colors fitted really nicely, and I really love how you worked out your markers in general. Congrats! ^_^
Placing 3rd place, winning an honorable mention, would be BlazingBacon! Congratulations!
I gotta say, I was really shocked seeing
New Years Raffle! CLOSEDI'll distribute the last numbers and then I'll announce the winner! > u <New Years Raffle! CLOSED3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone for entering!!
Since I haven't been extremely active lately while I said I would be orz I've decided to do a little New Years Raffle for all my watchers!
It will work the same way as last time, but I'll repeat the rules etc. for the ones that have forgotten or didn't participate last time \(• ᴗ <
Of course this is probably what everyone is most interested in!
For the 1st place raffle winner: 1 Full body + simple background
For the 3 runner-ups: 1 chibi or 1 icon
Thanks for the DD! And woahI logged into my dA today and wondered why there was an influx of messages in my inbox... it seems I received a Daily Deviation on my Renai Yuusha piece! Wow! So surprise! Much honoured!!Thanks for the DD! And woah1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much to Minato-Kushina for suggesting my piece and also Damaged927 for featuring it!
Thank you very much to those who are leaving such kind feedback too! I'm really glad it was this piece that was chosen, as it was a project I thoroughly enjoyed working on with my chorus team mates To have it recognised by others makes me very proud of our efforts!
Yesterday our office had its official end of year/Christmas party and a thing happened
NOT EVEN KIDDING.
The wrapping was so nice too!!
I feel like an excited child on Christmas day all over again hahaha.
Though, I actually don't know what I'll really be using this for... does anyone have recommendations for drawing apps?? I was considering Procreate but app
Nostalgia vs Critical thinking (Disney Edition)Hey gais!Nostalgia vs Critical thinking (Disney Edition)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to talk about a subject that has been circling around tumblr lately. Its a topic Disney fans have been insanely passionate about to the point of posting TL;DR text walls wherever you go. Frankly, many of these rabid fans are getting insanely obnoxious to the point that I want to shake some sense into them. Before I talk about the stuff that has been pissing me off, I want to get some things out of the way, ahem.
I love Disney. I love many of their films. One I consider one of my favorite films of all time. I sob at many of their scenes, have Disney songs in my ipod, and I sing Disney Karaokes at the top of my lungs and my neighbors probably HATE me for it. I'm a walking Disney Encyclopedia, I read Disney trivia for fun and obsessively study Disney history at my free time. This company inspired me to be an animator, gave me the drive to be the best I can be in my craft and I will ALWAYS have a degree of respect for it.
HOW FUCKING EVER.
Time for a bit of real talk.I figure this is as good a time as any to let some of you know a tiny bit about me.Time for a bit of real talk.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe in honesty. I believe in respect. I sincerely think that these two things are probably the most important to partake in and ponder over. Honesty and respect are what build good relationships, even better friendships, and more miscellaneous connections that are pretty mutually beneficial. To me, when someone shows thorough lack of respect or honesty when faced with it, things get a bit silly. Honesty and respect are rooted in communication, and without communication, we fall.
I like to think of myself as an honest and relatively respectful person. We all have flaws, and I'm not an exception to that.
I keep my friends close. I keep them very close, closer than my family. When one of my friends is having problems, I stop what I'm doing, I listen, and I offer my honest, yet respectful, opinions. I don't criticise them harshly, and I don't let outside people sway my judgment or feelings
A REALLY LONG JOURNAL (but with pictures!)One ordinary afternoon, Waifu Niffy was just pondering to himself, deciding on that night's dinner for when his Hubby comes home.A REALLY LONG JOURNAL (but with pictures!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hmm, I guess it's lasagna again tonight, huh?"
When suddenly! A dark shadow looms over Waifu Niffy, taking him by complete surprise.
But before he could utter even the slightest damsel-in-distress girlish scream, the ominous shadow disappeared, and along with it-... Waifu Niffy!
Thankfully Fynn, the good neighbor, heard the commotion of broken dishes and toppled furniture and rushed to the scene right away with his trusty crocodile buddy Kuro.
"Ugh great, were those two at it again-...?"
Kuro, being the clever little detective he is, sniffed around the crime scene and deduced that Waifu Niffy had been wifenapped!
"Smells like Earl Grey..." /Sniffsniff
Kuro urged Fynn to call local police immediately!
"Police Grim, Police Grim! Please help! There has been a-"
/Hangs up and
My Little Pony PLZMy Little Pony SectionsMy Little Pony PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic // Page : 1 2
It's time to raise our voicesIt's time to raise our voices8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check out this brilliant tribute to Robin Williams, painted by Yuuza!!
On the lethality of mental illness
We were saddened deeply today to hear that Robin Williams appears to have taken his own life. He was a brilliant, creative mind and a voice for humanity.
I've seen a lot of tributes to him over the past hour or so. Many people have posted clips of his work, quotes, and favorite memories. That's great; it's how we honor someone. But, somehow I feel like we're missing the point.
The point is . . . it's not fucking funny.
EDIT: I am not saying that people are making fun of Robin Williams' death. I am saying that some (not all) people are ignoring the cause of it.
Reports have it that Mr. Williams suffered from depression and possible drug/alcohol abuse. I've also read that he had bipolar disorder. Regardless, what plagued him was lethal, and it plagues so many other human beings acro
The Disney Vault - Elsa analysisThe cold never bothered me anyway...The Disney Vault - Elsa analysis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
At last we have reached the final Disney Princess released so far: Elsa! (from Frozen)
Like I mentioned in Anna's post, I'm not going to discuss too much about Frozen's production since there is an overwhelming amount of info. However in Elsa's case, I will go in a bit more detail since she is without a doubt the star of the film.
Elsa is based on two characters from the original Snow Queen tale; she is based on the Snow Queen (duh), and Kai. Therefore she's the first Disney Princess who is based on a villain AND a male character from the source material. The Snow Queen's role in the original fairytale was her desire for companionship so she freezes the heart of a boy named Kai and kidnaps him to her castle. She is more neutral than evil and in many ways she is the personification of winter. Disney found the original tale too difficult to adapt because the Snow Queen was a difficult character to portray on the big screen (th
WhytManga Drawing Tournament 2012 (OPEN)WhytManga Tournament 2012WhytManga Drawing Tournament 2012 (OPEN)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This tournament is to help pull the art community together, it's also to celebrete whytmanga slowly entering 3000 subs, whyt-Manga group getting 400 members and being 2 years old. i remeber when i had just 6 subs and i'm happy that i've come this far, im not that popular but i am very grateful and i dont plan on stopping here, i want to be the first african professional mangaka, anyway. this tournament is also to help other artists get some recognition for their work, i hate when good art doesnt get viewed and random ones do, its time for all yaw to shine!(cheezy i know). Its also to help all participants improve their art by competing with other in a friendly and fun manner!.
HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 rounds with 5 different art challenges.
I will pick my TOP 16 (Darklords) Entries out of all entries
Knock out stageout of the TOP 16, each artist will face one another, artist A vs artist B (as pairs), they will be assigned a new chall
Yen Pess Announces SECOND ANNUAL TALENT SEARCH!!!Hey everyone!Yen Pess Announces SECOND ANNUAL TALENT SEARCH!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year Yen Press held their first annual talent search. As of December 2011 Yen Press has YET again announced their 2nd annual talent search! Anyone who is interested (and I greatly encourage everyone to give it a shot) here is the link below!
----- > http://www.yenpress.com/nts-11-12/
New Talent Search 2011-2012
ANNOUNCING THE SECOND ANNUAL YEN PRESS TALENT SEARCH!!!
Create a SELF-CONTAINED, 32-page short story.
The proportions of each page should be approximately 1 : 1.5. (Think of a standard Yen Press book. As long as the proportions are close, the actual size of the page does not matter, and we will not answer questions regarding specific page sizes.)
Your story must read left-to-right.
You should include a space for your title and name (pseudonyms okay) within your work.
Please do not recycle a short story you have already completed. We would l
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to